How will relationship counselling help you
Each relationship is individual and presents unique circumstances and challenges, particularly when there are different backgrounds, personalities and value systems involved. Counselling can help you identify key areas for change and learn practical tools to help you and your partner build a more rewarding relationship.
We can help you and your partner:
Cope with stressors
Increase emotional intimacy
Minimise criticism and blaming behaviours
Identify and nurture relationship strengths
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Build a more positive, resilient and long lasting relationship
Being in a relationship can have a profoundly positive effect on your sense of self and wellbeing. The benefits of sustaining good relationships are well documented: people in healthy relationships tend to live longer and experience less physical, emotional and mental health issues. On the contrary, being in a relationship inundated with problems can have a demoralising effect on an individuals self-esteem, and capacity to live life to the fullest.
Does Relationship Counselling work
A growing body of evidence – based on decades of couples counselling research – suggests that with appropriate therapeutic support, couples can overcome relationship issues and live happy, fulfilling lives together. Closeness, communication and commitment are the keys to authentic intimacy.
Usual relationship issues
When problems arise in these areas, couples often seek help. These concerns can be addressed and resolved with effective relationship counselling:
Loss of intimacy
Lack of honesty
Loss of trust
Blended and extended family issues
What can I expect in a session?
Often couples that are new to the counselling experience are worried that relationship therapy may be biased towards one partner, emotionally confrontational, or that it simply won’t work.
Marriage and relationship counselling often involves a blend of joint and solo counselling sessions, depending on your personal therapeutic needs. This flexibility allows us to accurately assess your communication styles, patterns of behaviour and relationship needs as individuals, and as a couple.